Should You Use An Adblocker To Prevent Infections on Your Computer

Are you constantly looking at ads when browsing the internet?

Have you had malware infections and you had no idea where they came from ?

Well maybe you need an adblocker?

What is an Adblocker ?

An adblocker is technology that will block ads in your internet browser before they are loaded.

Why should I install an Adblocker ?

I think from a security point of view an adblocker is becoming a must as just by browsing the internet you can be subject to malvertising

“Spreading malicious software, or malware, via online advertising networks is commonly referred to as “malvertising,” and, according to Cyphort, is seen by cybercriminals as being particularly effective because compromised ads are visually indistinguishable from safe ads.”

This means that just by going to a webpage you can ” pick up ” malware from the ads on the page.

The adblocker can aid to stop this occurring which is especially useful when you look at sites which may serve up malware to visitors to their site.

Top Australian Classifieds Site Serves Malware In Malvertising Attack

Even Edward Snowden believes people should use an adblocker.

“Everybody should be running adblock software, if only from a safety perspective …”

In Google Chrome I prefer Adblock or UBlock Origin

However as many sites rely on payments from advertisers , remember for trusted sites , you can turn off adblocker for those sites. ( Such as mine)

One thought on “Should You Use An Adblocker To Prevent Infections on Your Computer

  1. Hi – I find your posts really helpful, so thanks. But I have a couple of questions about ad blockers.
    Does Windows 10 have one built-in? If not, can you please recommend a blocker to use with Microsoft Edge? Or have I missed something in a previous post, and you recommend using Google Chrome as my browser? Cheers, and sorry to be a pain.

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